It’s said that laughter is the best medicine, but with the cures for coronavirus and systemic racism nowhere in sight, comedians are questioning the role of comic relief in today’s world. More →
Posts by Emmy Freedman:
Hours before the City Council’s vote on the 2021 fiscal year budget, thousands of people took to the streets in front of City Hall to call on council members to make bigger cuts to the New York Police Department. More →
Witnesses are speaking out against violence committed by the New York Police Department during over the course of three weeks of protests against police brutality.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is conducting an independent investigation into the NYPD’s actions and has asked any member of the public with pertinent information to submit testimony, including video or photo evidence. The testimony started Wednesday and, due to a large number of people eager to speak out, continues today, June 18. More →
Sitting in her Greenpoint home on a Friday night, Lorraine Leckie opens up a Zoom video session and gets ready for a night of crafting songs. Around 7:30 p.m., video squares begin to pop up on her screen, revealing her friends’ heads and torsos and a snapshot of their living rooms. The Greenpoint Songwriters Exchange had to move out of Leckie’s home to an online platform to accommodate for social distancing rules, but just because gigs are canceled doesn’t mean writing new material has to stop. More →
As the state legislature passed a long-stagnant series of bills dealing with police reform, mothers grieving for children whose lives were taken as a result of police brutality called on New York City leaders to defund the New York Police Department. More →
As protests surrounding George Floyd’s killing enter their second week, his brother and New York City leaders gathered in Brooklyn on Thursday to pay homage to the man who is the latest addition to a growing list of black Americans who were killed at the hands of police brutality. More →
As George Floyd protests take shape across the country, people in Brooklyn are making sure Breonna Taylor is not forgotten.
“They slaughter our men in the streets, and then they go and slaughter us — black women — in our homes,” the organizer of a protest in Crown Heights said Wednesday through a megaphone. More →